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CLICK HERE for a Report on the 

2013 Natural Building Conference and AGM 

CLICK HERE for lots of PHOTOS of the 2013 and 2014 conferences and AGM's!

The Ontario Natural Building Coalition is a proud member of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.

The Ontario Natural Building Coalition's Annual Ontario Natural Homes Tour

Natural building construction uses locally obtained and renewable materials, to produce homes and buildings that are visually unique and healthy to live in, while striving to keep energy consumption 

and its’ associated emissions as low as possible. 

As a way of promoting natural building, the Ontario Natural Building Coalition coordinates an 

annual Natural Homes Tour, in the early autumn each year. For the tour, dozens of natural homes and buildings across Ontario open their doors for participants to see examples of straw bale, rammed earth, cob, timber frame, off grid, passive solar, and many other natural building methods and alternative technologies. Check back in August for our 2018 date.


The 2017 Ontario Natural Building Coalition's annual

Natural Building Conference & AGM 2017

was held on April 1 and 2, 2017, at Camp Kawartha, near Lakefield.

This year's theme was: "Building Natural Resilience: In our Houses and our Lives"

Thanks for a great conference everyone! See you next year.


This year's Conference Sponsors were:

Gold Sponsors:



Silver Sponsors:

 Architecture and Interior Design

Bronze Sponsors:


  www.homesolbuildingsolutions.com www.livingrooms.ws www.livingsol.com

                  http://straworks.ca                                       http://endeavourcentre.org

Photos of the 2016 conference here.

Click here for photos of the 2015 conference.

Click here for an article and photos of the 2014 conference.


Visit our Natural Building Gallery to see houses built out of straw, wood & earth!

A Natural Home Tours Thank You

Over the years, many homes and buildings have participated in our Natural Building Annual tour.

Many of the homes that have been featured were models of innovation and energy efficiency and featured living roofs, natural clay wall finishes, rainwater catchment systems, grey water systems, composting toilets, while others incorporated solar and wind electrical systems, high efficiency wood burning appliances, solar domestic hot water systems, as well as a variety of other interesting green technologies.

The Ontario Natural Building Coalition would like to thank all the volunteer homeowners who have over the years graciously opened their doors and welcomed tour-goers. The annual tour would not be possible without them!

Click here for an article about one of the homes on our recent tour.

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